Tachygraphy is an early form of shorthand. The shorthand system described in this manuscript was notably used by Thomas Jefferson, Sir Isaac Newton, and Samuel Pepys. This manuscript is from 1645 and is a reproduction of the original from the British Library.
September 2, 2016 Subject:
A good system
It is really incredible that archive.org is bringing us such great books for the public to read and learn from. After giving up on Gregg (for the meantime) I was looking for a simpler system. First I looked at quickhand (an alphabetic shorthand system), but it uses normal cursive instead of simple symbols, which is not much better than longhand. Teeline is similar to this system here, but for I just don't care for it for some reason. I think this will be a good system to take my college notes in; I've just gotten to the double consonants and I'm having fun connecting the alphabet I finally memorized and making words.
I'm gonna give it a 4 star just because of the mediocre quality of the scanning, I've seen pages of this book scanned much better elsewhere, though it might be the fault of the book they used and not archive.org. Either way it is important when you are learning a new system to see the symbols written clearly, without random dots, lines, and blobs of black, though I haven't found anything I couldn't distinguish with a little thought.
If you too are learning this (for English) and want to be "pen pals", it would really beneficial to me and probably others as well. Just writing exercises and/or catching mistakes is all I am expecting. firstname.lastname@example.org
I don't check this account once a week so sorry if I don't get to you soon '◡'